John Forberger

John helps commerce companies tell their stories to the appropriate audiences.  Having led public relations programs internally and externally for brands and orgs of all sizes, his vast communications background is utilized to complement internal marketing team’s efforts.

Over 16 years, John has developed and executed tailored PR programs independently or in partnership with Acoustic Research, WebLinc, Schar USA, Eye Level, Nylon Studios, non-profits, and others.

Most recently, John served as Communications and Public Relations Manager at software company WebLinc where he collaborated with executives, investors, customers (retailers), partners, plus the account management, product and sales teams.  His media relations tactics produced coverage in national business publications like The Washington Post, Fast Company and TechCrunch, as well as broadcast appearances, podcasts, speaking engagements, and bylines in pivotal industry trade publications (i.e., Retail TouchPoints, Internet Retailer).  In addition to handling analyst relations efforts, John produced marketing and sales collateral including website copy, webinars, blog posts, white papers, case studies, on top of proposals, speeches, and more.

Before WebLinc, John directed communications and new business development for high-profile PR businesses in New York City and an award-winning agency in New Jersey.  While there, he reorganized new business procedures including digital marketing initiatives that broadened agency exposure to a fresh network of B2C and B2B companies.  Signed clients included government bodies, manufacturers, non-profits, experiential marketing agencies, traditional agencies, and branding agencies.

John has been featured in prominent industry publications including Adweek and Forbes.  He’s been interviewed many times by trade media outlets.  His career counts posts in New York, Miami, and New Jersey.

WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID

“John is always the guy with a smart plan, and his extensive network – a network with which he maintains frequent, meaningful contact – never fails to amaze.

If you need someone to contribute to the improvement of your business, someone to either raise the profile of the company or to expand new business development efforts, John is an outstanding candidate with a track record of success worthy of your consideration.”

Rod Hughes, Vice President, Kimball Communications
“A well respected professional marketer in ecommerce advised against bringing PR in-house. I’m glad to say he was wrong. John has added more value with regard to PR and media placement than any agency we’ve ever worked with.”
Avery Amaya, Chief Revenue Officer, WebLinc
“John could easily be a top 3 candidate for “Best Coworker,” if that was a real thing.”
Former teammate
“I hired John to lead my PR firm’s new business activities. He brought a savvy intuition to our new business development efforts, effortlessly connecting us with potential customers who we considered ‘strategic’ wins. John also works hard, guided by an intelligence that raised the client-seeking process to a higher level. I recommend you hire John if you need agency search and selection or business development items handled efficiently, quickly and with honesty.”
Eric Eddy, Owner, double E communications
“John adds value in many ways. Most importantly, he’s our voice. In the past, we’ve been terrible about putting ourselves out there for the world to hear about, John helped facilitate that and make sure we were presented best.”
James Van Arsdale III, VP of Design & Delivery, WebLinc
“John has an innate ability to succinctly sum who and what we are, in addition to why we do it.”
Former client, C-level executive